Tesla has been making individuals within the “Full Self-Driving” beta take a look at sign non-disclosure agreements, however CEO Elon Musk mentioned Tuesday “we probably don’t need” them.
The explanation? “There’s a lot of videos” being shared of the beta software program in motion, Musk mentioned on Tuesday throughout the 2021 Code Convention. “People don’t seem to listen to me” and are “just ignoring it anyway.”
“I don’t know why there’s an NDA,” he mentioned.
Tesla has had a small group of householders testing out the beta model of its “Full Self-Driving” software program — which, regardless of the identify, doesn’t make the corporate’s automobiles totally autonomous — on public roads for a couple of 12 months now. However this week, Vice reported that the corporate makes individuals in this system signal NDAs. These agreements even discourage individuals from sharing footage of the beta software program performing poorly as a result of “there are a lot of people that want Tesla to fail.”
The small print in regards to the NDA — and Musk’s obvious reversal on utilizing them — come as Tesla is about to quickly develop the quantity of people that have entry to the software program, regardless of a current warning for warning from the top of the Nationwide Transportation Security Board. Musk and his firm say that they’re utilizing the sensors in Tesla’s automobiles to ensure solely protected drivers enter this system.
“The transition period to new technology is always a little bumpy,” he mentioned Tuesday.